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Yeah thanks. I've been on that site a lot of times. It's a pretty good and useful site.

Ended up finally buying a new rod. A 7 foot Bass Pro Shops graphite baitcast. It was within my budget. I was going to buy and had my mind set on a cork handled 7 foot Sheakspear Ugly Stick, but just wasn't too impresses with the workmanship of the several that I examined. The guides were terribly misaligned. That's poor workmanship if you ask me. Compared it with the store brand and liked the store brand more, it seems better made and feels a bit better. Had to go less expensive this time. I just can't spend $150+ for a rod anymore.

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WesternHunter wrote:
Yeah thanks. I've been on that site a lot of times. It's a pretty good and useful site.

Ended up finally buying a new rod. A 7 foot Bass Pro Shops graphite baitcast. It was within my budget. I was going to buy and had my mind set on a cork handled 7 foot Sheakspear Ugly Stick, but just wasn't too impresses with the workmanship of the several that I examined. The guides were terribly misaligned. That's poor workmanship if you ask me. Compared it with the store brand and liked the store brand more, it seems better made and feels a bit better. Had to go less expensive this time. I just can't spend $150+ for a rod anymore.

IMO Ugly sticks are as indestructible as they claim...but they're not that good of a rod as far as sensitivity, backbone etc...

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Hey WH, what reel did you get? Don;t know why I haven't looked in here befor.

I've got Ambassador's, Plueger, Zebco, Shakesphere and Quantrun (expensive Zebco) and one Daiwi Millionaire level wind reels. Have also had a few Shimano low profile reels. My favorite by a long shot are Ambassador's. My fist one, a 5000, lasted me over 30yrs and I lost it in a house fire. But reels are like gun's, every body has a basd one slip out now and again, I've just never had one of any brand. But that Quantrun is the most difficult reel I ever used.

Used to fish for bass a lot but cat's are my first love now. BTW, there used to be a park in Greeley that had a lot of cat's in it. Used to fish it at night with beef liver and got some really nice cat's there. Found out how to keep chicken liver on the hook to cast so use it and shrimp now. For bass I really liked plugs years ago but now use a lot of plastics, mostly augar tail's on a lead head jig.

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Ended up getting two Pinnacle reels. The Inertia Finess and the Platinum Plus models. My old baitcast reel was a Cabelas brand, but got smashed last summer when I accidently backed over it with my Jeep. The reel was off the rod and set on a shelf as I had planned to clean and lube it a some point. It must have fallen off the shelf and made it's way under my front right tire. I hadn't noticed when I backed out.

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I don't have a Pinnacle (Got a Shimano) but I usually fish with my friend who has three pinnacles (Not sure of the model). I used one of them during the trip and I was impressed. The handle was good and the brass portion of the rod was very good to look. As a Shimano fisher I got to say, Pinnacle can really create something very competitive. It's a good tool for the offseason. Rods over Hunts during the offseason!!!

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